This third book was much more exciting than the previous two, because of one thing: Dante. Once he came on the scene (which was early on, thankfully), things really heated up and got interesting. Mona Lisa was a bit annoying in this one, because I cared about her decisions more and she wasn't making good ones. Her character got sidelined, in a way - with a strong, Alpha male (as Laura would say) around, she seemed to become a bit more vulnerable and less resourceful. But I still really enjoyed it and it's made me want to read the fourth one, out in 2009.